The BEST episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender!

With the Fire Nation on the brink of global domination, a young boy reawakens after a hundred-year absence. To save his war-torn world he must accept his destiny as the Avatar before it's too late.

Last Updated: 5/23/2024Network: NickelodeonStatus: Ended
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Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)
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8.95
2027 votes

#1 - Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/19/2008

Aang defeats the Fire Lord by bending the elements within the Fire Lord and removing his fire bending abilities. After Zuko is taken down protecting Katara from Azula, Katara fights and manages to restrain Azula. Afterwards, Zuko is crowned Fire Lord and promises a better future for the world. Aang takes his place as the next Avatar, changing his attire in the process. Katara finally shows her love for Aang as they kiss in the last scene.

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The Siege of the North (2)
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8.64
1736 votes

#2 - The Siege of the North (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/2/2005

Aang returns from the spirit world to a big surprise. Meanwhile, Zhao and his forces continue to press deeper into the Northern Water Tribe. What could possibly stop the fire nation from destroying this tranquil region? If Zhao has his way, nothing. Also, Iroh makes a powerful stand and Zuko struggles to keep his plan intact.

Writer: Aaron Ehasz
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Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)
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8.63
1693 votes

#3 - Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/19/2008

Sokka, Suki, and Toph try to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet. Meanwhile, Zuko and Azula duel in an Agni Kai and Aang confronts the Fire Lord. On the verge of losing, Aang gets hit in the back of his scar which sends him into the Avatar State.

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The Crossroads of Destiny
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8.54
1523 votes

#4 - The Crossroads of Destiny

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/1/2006

Everyone races against time to stop Azula's sinister plan. Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source. Aang's destiny hangs in the balance - and so does Zuko's, as Iroh tells him "it is time to choose."

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Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)
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8.36
1886 votes

#5 - Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/19/2008

Aang struggles to decide whether or not he has to kill the Fire Lord and, during the night, is drawn toward an island which disappears before morning. Zuko leads the rest of the group to the Earth Kingdom to meet a tracker whom they hope can find Aang. The Fire Lord crowns himself Phoenix King and Aang awakens on the island not knowing where he is.

Directors: Ethan Spaulding
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The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)
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8.35
1381 votes

#6 - The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/30/2007

As the invasion force fights their way to the Fire Nation capital, the kids help Aang to find the Fire Lord in time for the eclipse. But there are a few surprises. Zuko confronts his father and tells him that he's going to join the Avatar.

Writer: Aaron Ehasz
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The Avatar and the Firelord
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8.33
1956 votes

#7 - The Avatar and the Firelord

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2007

The tale of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin is revealed to Aang and Zuko by different sources. Both learn about themselves and are shown the origins of the war.

Directors: Ethan Spaulding
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Zuko Alone
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8.30
2090 votes

#8 - Zuko Alone

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/12/2006

Zuko travels by himself to an Earth Kingdom town were he meets a local boy. The two almost become friends, meanwhile Zuko suffers from flashbacks of his past.

Directors: Lauren MacMullan
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The Boiling Rock (2)
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8.30
1749 votes

#9 - The Boiling Rock (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/14/2008

Zuko and Sokka make new plans to break out of the prison with Suki, Sokka's father and some others while a shocking twist leaves Azula none to happy with her two closest friends.

Directors: Ethan Spaulding
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The Puppetmaster
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8.28
2018 votes

#10 - The Puppetmaster

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/2007

The gang investigates the bizarre disappearances taking place within an eerie town.

Writer: Tim Hedrick
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The Blind Bandit
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8.27
1943 votes

#11 - The Blind Bandit

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/5/2006

In search for an Earthbending teacher for Aang, the kids go to an underground Earthbending tournament called Earth Rumble 6, where they encounter Toph (aka the Blind Bandit), a blind, but powerful Earthbending girl. After seeing her unique style of Earthbending, Aang wants Toph to become his teacher, but there are complications with Toph's family.

Directors: Ethan Spaulding
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The Siege of the North (1)
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8.26
1803 votes

#12 - The Siege of the North (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 12/2/2005

Zhao begins to launch his attack against the Northern Water Tribe. As the walls of the prestiged city begin to fall, the Avatar taps into the spirit world and seeks the help of one of the oldest spirits, in hopes of saving one of the most prominent areas of the world.

Writer: John O'Bryan
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Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)
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8.23
1442 votes

#13 - Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/19/2008

While on the island, Aang seeks guidance from his past lives, but is not pleased with what he is told. The island, in fact, turns out to be a lion turtle from which Aang is given the guidance he had been seeking. After the tracker is unable to track Aang, the rest of the group decide they must find Iroh. Meanwhile, while tracking down Iroh, the group meets up with The Order of the White Lotus, a group that transcends the division of the four nations. After a discussion with Iroh the team decides to split up: Sokka, Suki, and Toph head to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet, the masters head to reclaim Ba Sing Se, and Katara, Zuko, and Appa head to defeat Azula.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
Writer: Aaron Ehasz
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The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)
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8.22
1691 votes

#14 - The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/2007

The day of the eclipse has arrived, and the invasion force gathers together to make last preparations. They infiltrate the island and the battle begins. Meanwhile, Aang searches for the Firelord.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
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The Western Air Temple
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8.20
1860 votes

#15 - The Western Air Temple

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/14/2007

Aang and the group arrive at the Western Air Temple, with Zuko in pursuit. Zuko only wishes to be accepted, and help the Avatar, but will the group allow him to teach Aang firebending?

Directors: Ethan Spaulding
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The Blue Spirit
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8.15
1986 votes

#16 - The Blue Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/17/2005

While Aang, Katara and Sokka are traveling, Sokka gets a fever. Katara and Aang try to help Sokka, when only Katara catches the fever. It's up to Aang to go up on his own to save his two friends.But before he can get the medicine he is captured by the newly promoted Admiral Zhao and put in Zhao's fortress.Will Aang save Sokka and Katara in time?And who is this strange figure wearing a blue demonic looking mask?

Directors: Dave Filoni
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Lake Laogai
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8.10
1885 votes

#17 - Lake Laogai

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/3/2006

Aang and his friends continue to search for Appa and, unbeknownst to them, they aren't the only ones looking for him. During their search, the kids meet up with Jet, whom they are understandably reluctant to trust. The kids soon realize that the Dai Li are doing their best to thwart the kids efforts to find Appa. Meanwhile, Uncle Iroh is offered his own tea shop in the upper ring, and Zuko discovers the avatar is in the city.

Directors: Lauren MacMullan
Writer: Tim Hedrick
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Appa's Lost Days
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8.10
1801 votes

#18 - Appa's Lost Days

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/13/2006

In this special episode, we flash back to the moment Appa was stolen, find out where he has gone, who he has met along the way, and—most importantly—where he is now.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
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Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)
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8.07
2149 votes

#19 - Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2005

To contact the spirit of the previous Avatar, Aang must reach a temple in the Fire Nation before the sun sets on the following day. There he will learn what he must do to restore balance to the world. Zuko must defy his banishment to follow Aang.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
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Sokka's Master
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8.06
1891 votes

#20 - Sokka's Master

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2007

Feeling as though he isn't contributing enough to the group, Sokka seeks out an elusive swordsmaster from whom he can learn the ways of the blade.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
Writer: Tim Hedrick
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The Storm
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8.06
2130 votes

#21 - The Storm

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/3/2005

Aang, Katara and Sokka have run out of money. Katara suggests Sokka get a job, and coincidentally, they meet a fisherman who is looking for someone to help him out with his fishing. But when the fisherman recognizes Aang as the Avatar, he blames Aang's absence for all of the troubles of the last 100 years, and Aang runs away on his glider. Katara follows on Appa, and when she finds him, Aang begins to reveal life before he was frozen in the iceberg.Meanwhile, Prince Zuko and Lieutenant Jee get into a fight, but Iroh breaks it up. Soon thereafter, the Lieutenant and the rest of the crew gain a newfound respect for their leader after learning of his past.

Directors: Lauren MacMullan
Writer: Aaron Ehasz
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The Firebending Masters
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8.06
1831 votes

#22 - The Firebending Masters

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/4/2008

While teaching Aang firebending, Zuko finds that he has lost all his firebending skills. Now to regain his powers, Zuko and Aang must seek the original source of firebending within the ruins of a lost civilization.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
Writer: John O'Bryan
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The Drill
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8.06
1823 votes

#23 - The Drill

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/15/2006

Having made it to the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, the kids confront a Fire Nation army that is driving a massive Fire Nation drill, which poses an imminent threat to the last Earth Kingdom stronghold. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh make crucial mistakes which begin to attract Jet's suspicions.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
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The Southern Raiders
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8.04
1920 votes

#24 - The Southern Raiders

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/17/2008

Katara decides to confront the Fire Nation soldier responsible for her mother's death. Aang tries to talk her out of it, and Katara later realizes he was right and learns a lesson about life and herself.

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The Guru
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8.03
1833 votes

#25 - The Guru

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 12/1/2006

Aang receives guidance from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple; Sokka is reunited with his long-lost father; Princess Azula has something diabolical in store for her enemies; Uncle and Zuko run their own tea shop.

Directors: Giancarlo Volpe
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